I was in 7th grade the first time I really remember being harassed. A boy in my class had taken my teacher's ruler and measured my rear end while I was bent over helping someone with homework. (A yard stick, really. Which made it way worse.) My teacher and principal told me that boys will… Continue reading What’s a girl to do?
I was recently attacked on social media by a girl I hardly know. She had tagged me in a random post about how she didn't like that her friends promoted businesses on social media. (Let's not get into the fact that she's constantly posting boob pics to promote her "fitness" business. Also insert eye roll… Continue reading Let it all Hang Out
The penalty of not looking into the eyes of the person you are clinking glasses with during a toast is 7 years of bad sex. Yep. Got that?! In France and Germany it's a superstition that forces people to look into each other's eyes. My old boss had told us it was tradition to look… Continue reading Eye See You, Why Doesn’t Your Eye See Me?
I was scrolling through my social media and came across an update someone posted: "Remember what you were, when you wanted what you have." And it struck me still. Everything in my life that I've been overwhelmed with or complain about have been placed there by me. Even the things I appreciate have purposefully… Continue reading Life is the Process – Mindfully Enjoy it
The Whole30 is a lifestyle change to eating that is getting a lot of attention lately. You may know some friends that have done the Whole30 and may even be thinking of doing it yourself. I'm going to stay away from a lot of the specifics about the "re-set diet" - sparing you the details… Continue reading Business Lessons Found in Whole30
I had a blog post all written about our home-buying process we recently went through. We ultimately decided against buying a new home, and I wanted to share a few things that we had learned in this blog. It was an emotionally draining and exciting process at the same time. (And the blog was actually… Continue reading The balance to Social Sharing
I am not a number person. If fact, it's embarrassing how often I have to use a calculator. I cannot remember statistics. But I am obsessed with them. What's my number on the scale? What's my number on my retirement account? What's my number in relation to my level at work? What's my number for… Continue reading You are Not your Number
I don't know if it's the time of year, but I usually have a quarter-life crisis (getting closer and closer to a mid-life crisis every year) between December and February. Am I doing what I should be? I want to throw out all of my possessions and start over. Should we move? Should I go… Continue reading What to do when you don’t know what to do…
After a rough week on social media, some of us are looking at our friends and family saying, "Who ARE you?!?!" People are engaged in a political civil war. Families are fighting. Friends are fighting. My kids are fighting. (Just kidding - they are actually playing together and I'm afraid to breathe in case I… Continue reading How to Lose Friends and Influence No One (Reflections from an expert)
I arrived mid-morning. Everything looked the way I remembered it. I slowly made my way to the trail head and navigated around the elementary kids on their school trip. Roughly a 1/2 mile in, and about 1000 feet of elevation later I was by myself. And I could really be present. It was me and… Continue reading Three times intuition changed my life